The Road to Hell
A stunning personal narrative of best intentions gone awry, Michael Maren, at one time an aid worker and journalist in Somalia, writes of the failure of international charities.
Michael Maren spent years in Africa, first as an aid worker, later as a journalist, where he witnessed at a harrowing series of wars, famines, and natural disasters. In this book, he claims that charities, such as CARE and Save the Children, are less concerned with relief than we think. Maren also attacks the United Nation's "humanitarian" missions are controlled by agribusinesses and infighting bureaucrats.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
Lots of thoughtful analysis with an intelligent writing style. his is far more than a one-sided point of view....governments and the ngo community really do not have much support if even a third of ... Read full review
THE ROAD TO HELL: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International CharityUser Review - Kirkus
Maren hurls stinging accusations and makes them stick: He paints development agencies (such as CARE) as self-perpetuating opportunists, funding their significant overhead through the misery of the ... Read full review
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